All pages with keywords: air pollution

Have international pollution protocols made a difference?

a working paper by Elisabeth Isaksen 6 December, 2018

This analysis investigated three international agreements to mitigate cross-border environmental pollution and found them to have directly led to sizeable reductions in pollutants. The findings suggest that protocols of this kind can be an effective tool to induce countries to reduce their emissions. read more »


Effectiveness and cost of air pollution control in China

Effectiveness and cost of air pollution control in China

a working paper by Thomas Stoerk 31 August, 2018

This study provides the first empirical evaluation of China’s 11th Five-Year Plan which set a goal to reduce the emission of sulphur dioxide (SO2) by 10% between 2006 and 2010. read more »


Crime is in the air: the contemporaneous relationship between air pollution and crime

a working paper by Malvina Bondy, Sefi Roth, Lutz Sager 26 April, 2018

Using data for London, this research finds that elevated levels of air pollution have a positive and statistically significant impact on overall crime – and therefore that improving air quality in urban areas through tighter environmental policy may provide a cost-effective way to reduce crime. read more »


Economic co-benefits of reducing CO2 emissions outweigh the cost of mitigation for most big emitters

a commentary by Kirk Hamilton 3 November, 2017

A new report by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change helps to dispel some of the gloomy arithmetic of climate change by providing evidence on the scale and range of ancillary benefits that derive from reducing emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases. read more »


Multiple benefits from climate change mitigation: assessing the evidence

Multiple benefits from climate change mitigation: assessing the evidence

a policy publication by Kirk Hamilton, Milan Brahmbhatt, Jiemei Liu 3 November, 2017

This report assesses what is known about potential co-benefits across multiple domains: environmental, economy-wide, and sector-specific. It then reports on empirical results on co-benefits, in particular the application of integrated assessment models (IAMs) to simulate co-benefits over the course of the century. read more »


Survey sponsor effects on the willingness to pay for mortality risk reductions

Survey sponsor effects on the willingness to pay for mortality risk reductions

a working paper by Marcelo Lima 22 August, 2017

This research shows that when the monetary value people place on their health is measured by surveys, the type of institution sponsoring those surveys has an effect on that value. read more »


Estimating the effect of air pollution on road safety using atmospheric temperature

a working paper by Lutz Sager 3 October, 2016

This paper estimates the causal effect of increased ambient air pollution on the frequency of road traffic accidents in the United Kingdom between 2009 and 2014. read more »


Grantham Workshop | Thomas Stoerk “Challenges for regulation in developing countries: evidence from air pollution control in China

Grantham Workshop | Thomas Stoerk “Challenges for regulation in developing countries: evidence from air pollution control in China

Grantham Workshop Thomas Stoerk 21 Sep 2016

Thomas Stoerk, a Research Student at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, will be the speaker for this seminar.


RSS | Nicolai V. Kuminoff ‘Hazed and confused: air pollution, dementia, and financial decisions’

Research Seminar Serie 10 May 2017

Nicolai V. Kuminoff, Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Arizona State University, will be the speaker at this event. Abstract: We track millions of Americans across space and time … read more »


Statistical corruption in Beijing’s air quality data has likely ended in 2012

Statistical corruption in Beijing’s air quality data has likely ended in 2012

a research article by Thomas Stoerk 18 February, 2016

This research documents changes in likely misreporting in official air quality data from Beijing for the years 2008–2013. It is shown that, consistent with prior research, the official Chinese … read more »